I know there are lots of people out there with compromised immune systems that have been waiting for the protection of a third COVID shot.  My daughter's boyfriend is one of them, not being able to see her in over a year.  Today is decision making day about that and a lot of people are waiting for the big answer. Here is what we know so far:

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If the FDA gives the OK for the third shot, additional shots will go into the arms of immunocompromised Americans that need the protection the most.  Studies have shown that individuals have not had strong immune responses to the first two vaccines leaving them vulnerable to the virus and the variant.  Of course this is a matter everyone wants to address before winter when COVID seems to take a stronghold.

Protections have been particularly low in transplant recipients, cancer patients and people on medications that suppress their immune systems.  That third shot for those people will hopefully give them the protections that others get with just two shots.

Studies show that a third booster shot could increase antibodies in an immunocompromised person by up to 50%.  Fingers crossed for all those waiting today.  Of course we will keep you up to date with the latest on our free 94.3 The Point app!

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The States Where People Live The Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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